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Hyaluronic Acid Is a Star Ingredient in Hair Care, Too

You know it in skin care, now let us introduce it in hair care
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A few drops of a good hyaluronic acid facial serum are enough for us to be very familiar with its skin-plumping and moisturizing benefits. Hyaluronic acid is a hero hydrating ingredient — and this characteristic extends beyond skin. It is also an incredible hair care ingredient, but for whatever reason, it doesn't have quite the legendary rep in the hair product world. We're hoping to change that.

"The words 'acid' and 'hair' typically don't go hand in hand. However, there is an exception to that rule," says Gina Rivera, founder of Phenix Salon Suites, Colours by Gina and By Gina products. "Products that have topical hyaluronic acid can actually lock water and moisture into the hair shaft." Rivera says that this works especially well for thin, fine, or lifeless and damaged hair because the extra moisture can hydrate and plump strands resulting in a healthier, full appearance. But, she cautions moderation (there is such a thing as too much of a good thing) and always follow application instructions.

We're here to introduce you to the top hair products with hyaluronic acid. Spread the word.

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Keep curls and coils defined with this vegan, silicone-free styling cream. It uses a frizz-fighting combo of hyaluronic acid, pineapple extract and coconut oil. The tropical scent evokes always-welcome beachy vibes.

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The Inkey List's hair (and skin) products are fantastic for highlighting ingredients and their functions. This serum contains low and high molecular weight hyaluronic acids, meaning that it hydrates and works to protect hair from environmental damage and breakage. Use it as a traditional anti-frizz serum and as a booster in shampoo or conditioner for mega hydration.

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Got thirsty, parched strands? Dry tresses will "drink up" this nourishing shampoo. It has the same patented hyaluronic acid complex as the OG leave-in treatment, plus, nourishing coconut milk. Don't worry, the weightless formula won't leave locks lank and limp.

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This new product combines two common skin care ingredients (hyaluronic acid and charcoal) into a moisturizing pre-shampoo. Don't be put off by the black gel formula. The purifying treatment is suitable for a range of hair types and it has a divine tea rose and musk scent.

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BY HEATHER CICHOWSKI | DEC 22, 2020 | SHARES
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